igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml courtesy of Meilby. Pours cloudy amber with offwhite head. Aroma slight caramel, hay, some grass notes. Taste is light sweet, very bitter. Medium body, thin, average carbonation.
Meilby (6240) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ igniztion
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grassy, herbs and spices. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330mL bottle generously sent across the pond by stobbe74. The bottle pours copper with gold edges and a bit hazy when the yeasty sediment is involved. The hop laden liquid supports a near white sort of head. The aroma offers spiciness and then I pick up some grapefruit followed by bitter smelling almost pine resiny hops. The taste has a nice wad of spicy goodness and then picks up faint levels of both grapefruit citrus like hops and a bit of floral too.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[3914-20110820] Bottle. Sweet fresh fruity hops aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter grassy hops flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/4/16) 3.7
(Mikkeller IPA Tasting @ Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY)
daknole (8331) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour. White head. Aroma is nice and spicy, earthy, light pine hops. Good caramel notes, lightly bitter hops. Good!
storminorman (76) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice golden color. Has a little hoppy bitter smell. Tastes a littler bitter. Thanks Dave.
VsXsV (1827) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from 33 cl bottle at SBWF 2011. Almost clear amber liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of candy, dark berries, citrus, caramel, earthy hops, Brittish hops. Reminds me of East Kent Goldings. Medium to high bitter with light sweetness. Feel brittish and refreshing. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Quite tasty, but I’m not a huge fan of the more brittish tasting hops.
wekker84 (1400) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle a dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma citrus earthy spicy pineapple and hop flavor citrus earthy spicy pineapple some smoke bitters and a hoppy finish
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Aaron, pour is hazy reddish orange with white head, aroma had notes of orange, pine, toffee, biscuit, some grass, with a slight hint of earth. Taste is orange, toffee, some pine and grass, earth, some slight bitter earth, finishing dry and bitter. Nicely done.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Hazy amber appearance with a foamy, cream colored head. Spicy, a touch floral, lightly soapy hoppy aroma. Floral, slightly citrusy, slightly spicy hoppy flavor.